The Resource Ten Thousand Birds : Ornithology since Darwin, Tim Birkhead, Jo Wimpenny, Bob Montgomerie

Ten Thousand Birds : Ornithology since Darwin, Tim Birkhead, Jo Wimpenny, Bob Montgomerie

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Ten Thousand Birds : Ornithology since Darwin
Title
Ten Thousand Birds
Title remainder
Ornithology since Darwin
Statement of responsibility
Tim Birkhead, Jo Wimpenny, Bob Montgomerie
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Ten Thousand Birds provides a thoroughly engaging and authoritative history of modern ornithology, tracing how the study of birds has been shaped by a succession of visionary and often-controversial personalities, and by the unique social and scientific contexts in which these extraordinary individuals worked. This beautifully illustrated book opens in the middle of the nineteenth century when ornithology was a museum-based discipline focused almost exclusively on the anatomy, taxonomy, and classification of dead birds. It describes how in the early 1900s pioneering individuals such as Erwin Stresemann, Ernst Mayr, and Julian Huxley recognized the importance of studying live birds in the field, and how this shift thrust ornithology into the mainstream of the biological sciences. The book tells the stories of eccentrics like Colonel Richard Meinertzhagen, a pathological liar who stole specimens from museums and quite likely murdered his wife, and describes the breathtaking insights and discoveries of ambitious and influential figures such as David Lack, Niko Tinbergen, Robert MacArthur, and others who through their studies of birds transformed entire fields of biology. Ten Thousand Birds brings this history vividly to life through the work and achievements of those who advanced the field. Drawing on a wealth of archival material and in-depth interviews, this fascinating book reveals how research on birds has contributed more to our understanding of animal biology than the study of just about any other group of organisms
Biographical or historical data
Tim Birkhead is professor of zoology at the University of Sheffield, where he teaches and conducts research on the behavioral ecology of birds with particular focus on reproduction. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of London and his books include "The Wisdom of Birds" and "Bird Sense"; Jo Wimpenny was a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Sheffield during the writing of this book; Bob Montgomerie is professor of biology at Queen’s University in Ontario, where he studies the evolution of plumage colors and sexual behavior in birds.
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IN-ChSCO
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Birkhead, Tim
Government publication
other
LC call number
QL684.A4 .B384 2014
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Montgomerie, Bob
  • Wimpenny, Jo
  • De Gruyter
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  • Ornithologists
  • Ornithology
  • Ornithology
  • Ornithology
  • Biology
  • Birds
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Natural Sciences
  • Nature
  • Nature
  • Ornithologists
  • Ornithology
  • Ornithology
  • Ornithology
  • Science
  • Science
  • Zoology
  • Tiere (Zoologie)
Target audience
specialized
Label
Ten Thousand Birds : Ornithology since Darwin, Tim Birkhead, Jo Wimpenny, Bob Montgomerie
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 6. Form and Function
  • Chapter 7. The Study of Instinct
  • Chapter 8. Behavior as Adaptation
  • Chapter 9. Selection in Relation to Sex
  • Chapter 10. Population Studies of Birds
  • Chapter 11. Tomorrow’s Birds
  • Afterword
  • Appendix 1: Some Histories of Ornithology
  • Appendix 2: Five Hundred Ornithologists
  • Notes46
  • Frontmatter
  • References
  • Index
  • Image Credits
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1. Yesterday’s Birds
  • Chapter 2. The Origin and Diversification of Species
  • Chapter 3. Birds on the Tree of Life
  • Chapter 4. Ebb and Flow
  • Chapter 5. Ecological Adaptations for Breeding
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource(544 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400848836
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400848836
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)448020
  • (OCoLC)870592174
  • (OCoLC)979968608
  • (DE-B1597)9781400848836
Label
Ten Thousand Birds : Ornithology since Darwin, Tim Birkhead, Jo Wimpenny, Bob Montgomerie
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 6. Form and Function
  • Chapter 7. The Study of Instinct
  • Chapter 8. Behavior as Adaptation
  • Chapter 9. Selection in Relation to Sex
  • Chapter 10. Population Studies of Birds
  • Chapter 11. Tomorrow’s Birds
  • Afterword
  • Appendix 1: Some Histories of Ornithology
  • Appendix 2: Five Hundred Ornithologists
  • Notes46
  • Frontmatter
  • References
  • Index
  • Image Credits
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1. Yesterday’s Birds
  • Chapter 2. The Origin and Diversification of Species
  • Chapter 3. Birds on the Tree of Life
  • Chapter 4. Ebb and Flow
  • Chapter 5. Ecological Adaptations for Breeding
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource(544 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400848836
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400848836
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)448020
  • (OCoLC)870592174
  • (OCoLC)979968608
  • (DE-B1597)9781400848836

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